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    New on EN5ider, the 5th Edition Patreon! Details on the Plane of Time, tethers, and timeslips, and the guardians of time, The Order of Chronology Devoted; along with a new Warlock Patron, the Chronomental (one of the time dimensionals which move through, around, and between timestreams, its form ever shifting between all possible variations of reality); and a Wizard Tradition, the Chrononaut (wizards who study, manipulate, and travel through the magic of Time - They are masters of the past, present, and future, aware of multitudes of possibilities and timestreams). By GM Lent; illustrated by Yihyoung Li.  ...READ MORE

    Orientalism -- a wide-ranging term originally used to encompass depictions of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and East Asian cultures -- has gradually come to represent a more negative term. Should Dungeons & Dragons, known for two well-received books titled "Oriental Adventures," have another edition dedicated to "Eastern" cultures?


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    A rundown of the New Releases that should be hitting games stores this coming week! Board games, card games, RPGs, Wargames, Miniatures and collectible games... hopefully something for everyone! In addition to the games hitting your local store we also take a look at a few RPG PDF releases from the last week that we hope may be of interest. For more information about any of the physical products please contact your local games store.
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    In this week's Critical Role Round Up we're going to take a quick looks at what happened last week, and dive into this week's action from last night's episode.

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    As of this being published, you have only a couple of days left to take advantage of the amazing 33% off thousands of products on DriveThruRPG as part of the GM's Day Sale. I decided to point out some of the top-selling items that folks are grabbing even as you read this. This is flat out one of the best sales you'll ever see on DTRPG, so you want to get on that right away, yeah? It's over on the 11th!
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    Over on EN5ider, the 5th edition Patreon, you can now find a full character class based around using firearms, with three archetypes: the Bushwacker, the Drifter, and the Maverick. By Walt Ciechanowski; illustrated by Yihyoung Li.  ...READ MORE

    Welcome back to our weekly look at tabletop roleplaying game, and accessories, crowdfunding roundup! This week we look at a host of campaigns including; the first Trudvang Chronicles regional sourcebook, a documentary on the Art of Dungeons & Dragons, post-apocalyptic roleplaying in Devil's Run, the Princess Bride RPG, a new AD&D 1st ED monster manual, a collection of beautiful maps for Joe Dever'sLone Wolf, Alignment Pins and some kick-ass Animals... If you have anything youíd like us to cover, or questions about anything we talk about, please donít hesitate to leave a comment or contact me directly.
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    Welcome back to our weekly roundup of the New Releases. The below should all now be available at, or to atleast order through, your friendly local game store... or DriveThru for the PDFs! Board games, card games, RPGs, Miniatures and collectible games... hopefully something for everyone! In addition to the games hitting your local store we also take a look at a few recent RPG PDF releases that we hope may be of interest. Apologies for this column appearing later this week, I was away in Mexico so have suffered column slippage... I've been told it's curable though so all should be back to normal next week! For more information about any of the physical products please contact your local games store.

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    I love zines. And, really, who doesn't? Zines are the ultimate expression of the DIY (do-it-yourself) aesthetic that has always been central to role-playing games. With crowd funding sites like Patreon, zines can become, while perhaps not profitable but at least self-sustaining. Kobold Press is using the site to bring out their print zine for Dungeons & Dragons 5E, Warlock. Let's take a look at the most recent couple of issues.

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    Every fight is different, whether that be due to the participants, the weapons, the location, or even the weather. A sudden gust of wind or ground tremor, a wandering monster attracted by the commotion, or even a previously undiscovered trap - all these things can swing the tide of an encounter. Fate and fortune, after all, are as much part of battle as are skill and planning. This article introduces battlefield events - random events which can happen on the battlefield, affecting the combatants or the environment. Battlefield events add an additional element of randomness into a battle.  ...READ MORE

    The roaring success of the recent Black Panther film is another sign that fantasy worlds are changing. The fictional African country of Wakanda as portrayed in Marvel comic books has been isolated and stagnant, a common problem with "Othering" of non-white cultures. The plot of the film addresses its isolationist past and in doing so, blazes a trail for other fantasy universes in how they portray African-like nations.


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    Gamers love bundle deals. We discovered this when I was still the Marketing & Communications Director for DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, and we did the Haiti Earthquake Relief Bundle way back when. Sure, it was for charity, which also drove interest... but the unbelievable deal folks got by paying just a few dollars to get a massive electronic treasure trove of products wasn't forgotten. This week, we take a look at some great bundle offers you may have missed or were just released. Unfortunately, one of them went off sale during the week, so there's only four to share today.
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    Want to jump into the current campaign of Critical Role? Here's what you need to know!

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    WotC's Jeremy Crawford posted about some D&D-related data -- most people play humans, without feats, and base their choices on the character's background rather than starting with a class (update - clarified, below).  ...READ MORE

    Hello everyone, Darryl here with this weekís gaming news. Paizo launches their new redesigned website and announces a new partnership deal, Palladium loses the Robotech license, Dungeons & Dragons movie news, and more!
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    Satine Phoenix had already done a lot in the game industry before becoming one of the more recognizable women in the industry and a celebrity GM due to her work DMing for the official D&D Twitch channel and her popular video series, GM Tips. This is the second part of our interview with Satine, you'll find the first part here.

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    Welcome back to our weekly look at tabletop roleplaying game, and accessories, crowdfunding roundup! Each week weíll be looking at a few campaigns currently running that have caught our eye as well as occasionally speaking to some of the creators about their campaigns, or looking at some of the Ďbehind the scenesí business aspects of putting together, launching, operating and then delivering a crowdfunded project. If you have anything youíd like us to cover, or questions about anything we talk about, please donít hesitate to leave a comment or contact me directly.
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    With the rise of PDF and POD (print on demand) publishing powering more role-playing publishers, one thing that I have advocated for a while now is that there is really no longer much of a reason for games to go out of print. Today I am going to look at the new POD versions of Star Frontiers and the D&D Rules Cyclopedia available via the OneBookShelf sites.

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    The latest issue of WotC's in-house magazine, Dragon+, has appeared on (virtual) bookshelves. This one is billed as a "crossover" edition, featuring converted D&D material from Magic: the Gathering, the Neverwinter MMO, and more.  ...READ MORE

    I'm really excited to introduce Mike Myler as the new editor of EN World EN5ider! We're near 200 issues in and EN5ider has proven to be the premiere place to get the elite 5th Edition content cultivated from the best DnD writers around! 1,200 patrons can't be wrong! Pay as much or as little as you like!  ...READ MORE